Our Parisian Rabbits. HAM now showing at Maison et Objet. Find us in Hall 6, Stand 138. This is a trade only show, so if you are a store, gallery or interior designer visiting the event and are interested in stocking HAM please come say hi. Find out more at maison-objet.com
Meet Watering, Lovestruck, Kite Flying and Ballet Dancing Rabbit, all of which are available as a hand pulled screen print and greeting card. Excited to share that Watering Rabbit (pictured above) has also been added to our classic fine china mug collection. Lastly, Present Giving Rabbit, which we previewed earlier this month, is now available as a luxury greeting card, perfect for birthdays or Christmas. Speaking of which, we still have two festive Rabbits up our sleeve, more to be revealed very soon.
This weekend, we’re celebrating eight amazing years of Rabbits and more. A huge thanks to you all for your continued support - it means so much. Head over to HAM's instagram to join in our birthday celebrations... we'll be posting details of a special hammade.com discount code, sharing some of favouite moments since it all began and giving away eight HAM prints in honour of Rabbit’s big day! There will also be sneak peeks of some of our upcoming new designs... including Present Giving Rabbit!
Over the last few months Jo and a whole host of talented artists have been working to create a one-off piece for the CHOOSE LOVE 2019 exhibition at Somerset House. Curated by Print Club London the exhibition of over 30 original artworks is raising money to support the incredible work of Help Refugees. Each artist has made their mark on the iconic Katharine Hamnett ‘CHOOSE LOVE’ slogan, creating one off pieces which are available to buy via silent auction, with all proceeds going to the charity. The show opens on 26th July in the East Wing of Somerset House and runs untill 1st August 2019. To find out more about buying a piece head to printclublondon.com
This month, Jo to talks to Indi Davies, editor of It’s Nice That’s Lecture In Progress Podcast - a series that invites a wide range of creatives to share more about what they do and how they got to where they are. In this recording Jo reflects on her own career-related confusion after graduating and shares her journey from design agency to setting out on her own path after her perspective was altered by a particularly challenging period. To have a listen head to lectureinprogress.com
HAM will be showing at the 2019 Hay Festival. This world renowned event - A Glastonbury for books - brings together the very best thinkers and writers for a two week celebration of literature, featuring amongst others, Stephen Fry, Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson, Dolly Allerton and Joanna Lumley. Join us as part of our HAM on the Road tour as we focus in on Rabbit’s story. We’ll also have the HAM Mini onsite, a pop-up shop and lots more!
Excited to share that we've been working with the wonderful folk at Mini. Over the next three months a bespoke HAM x Mini Countryman with exclusive Rabbit wrap will be touring the UK, introducing you to the amazing people that help bring Ham to life. We'll be lifting the lid on the business - telling Rabbit’s story and sharing insights into the way we work. All this will culminate in an exhibition and pop-up shop at the amazing Hay Festival in late May. Join us along the way on our dedicated HAM On The Road page and social channels.
This March, HAM founder, Jo has been chatting to the lovely Frances Hedges at Harper's Bazaar about all things HAM for her 'What it's really like to... ' column. They covered the ups and downs of running a business, starting out, inspiration, learnings and more. Head over to Bazaar at Work to have a read.
HAM can now be found hanging out at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. We have just returned from installing a giant Superhero Rabbit mural in the main lobby and on the store walls of this incredible art space. Jo worked with Farrow and Ball's blue tones to create a vibrant backdrop for HAM's prints and vinyls, both of which will be showing in the gallery until this Summer. Find out more at icaboston.org
Excited to be a part of the Moncler House of Genius project - a showcase of limited edition objects to support Moncler's collaboration with 8 fashion innovators, including Craig Green, Simon Rocha and Palm Angels and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Curated by Sarah Andelman, HAM was invited to dress its skiing Rabbits in Moncler’s signature jacket. We made artwork, cards and pins, all of which are now showing in The Moncler House of Genius pop-ups in New York and Tokyo. Find out more here.
Meet our four brand new Rabbits: Reading, Golfing, Sailing and Guitar. All are available as a hand pulled screen print and greeting card. We've also added Golfing and Reading Rabbit to our fine china mug collection. A massive thanks to everyone that shared their design ideas and Rabbit recommendations - hope you like the end result!
Not that long ago, HAM and I were shortlisted for two awards: Natwest’s Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year and the Aviva Women of the Future Arts and Culture Prize. To be nominated, particularly alongside so many inspiring businesses and individuals, was plenty! But this week we attended the award ceremonies and are elated and shocked to share that we won both. Suffice to say, the team have been celebrating a lot over the past couple of days and more importantly, I've been celebrating all of them. HAM really wouldn't be a fraction of what it is now without the incredible people that make it happen, including HAM’s amazing extended family of suppliers, freelancers and retailers, and of course all our customers who give their continued support and encouragement. Thank you! Jo
We are so honoured to be a part of Print Club London and Thames Hudson's new book, 'Screen Printing: The Ultimate Studio Guide - from Sketchbook to Squeedgee'. Jo has contributed a chapter on branding where she talks about HAM as well as marketing strategies learnt from her previous life as a brand consultant. It's available on Amazon here. So hope you like it.. it's full of brilliant advice and expert tips from the PC studio and its network of ace artists… including the likes of Rob Ryan, Ben Eine, Cass Yapp, Kate Gibb and Rose Stallard to name just a few.
Earlier this year The Body Shop invited HAM to create a series of ‘Activist Rabbits’ to support their Forever Against Animal Testing in Cosmetics cause - a global campaign to secure 8 million signatures to take to the United Nations calling for a worldwide ban. This month they hit their target! And now head off to the UN to present their case. A massive thanks to all of you that bought the HAM x Body Shop boxes, got involved and played their part. The Rabbits salute you!
Bit of exciting news in the HAM camp. We've been shortlisted for two awards! This month the whole team is heading off to Birmingham for the Natwest Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year and then Jo heads up to London for the Aviva 2018 Women of the Future Awards. Feel very honoured to have been selected alongside such an amazing group of business folk. Will let you know how we get on!